What Do You See: Giants or God?

Michael K Spirituality 2 Comments

Whenever you are faced with an obstacle in life, what matters most in that moment is your perspective.

In 1 Samuel 17, the Philistine giant Goliath stood face to face against the Israeli army.

Day after day, Goliath approached God’s people shouting intimidating threats over and over again.

It’s now thousands of years later and Satan is still shouting threats to us in our minds every single day.

“You will never be able to afford _________…”

“You will never be __________ enough to ____________…”

“You will never outlast _____________…”

What separated David that day from the rest of the crowd was the perspective he brought to the battlefield. You see

When others saw a military weakness, David saw a spiritual advantage.

When others saw a giant problem, David saw a giant opportunity.

When others saw Goliath as too big to kill, David saw Goliath as too big to miss.

David’s perspective of Goliath that day highlights the following truth for us:

Where we are standing will determine what we are able to see.

While others stood frozen looking at the size of the enemy, David stood boldly looking at the size of his God.

While others stood paralyzed in fear of the battle with Goliath, David stood strengthened in faith by his covenant with God.

Paul says in over in Ephesians 2:6 that God has raised us up together with Christ and has seated us with Him in heavenly places.

What Paul is telling us is that as believers, our position and perspective isn’t found in our current circumstances.

We as believers can stand in faith against our enemies, knowing our heavenly position together with Christ is far above any circumstance or giant that tries to stand in our way.

So how are you viewing the giants in your life?

Your answer to that question has the power to shape your life.

Michael KWhat Do You See: Giants or God?

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  1. Marian Smith

    To be honest, at different times I’ve seen different things over the course of my life. At this time in my life I purpose to be ever aware of Gods ability(that has no limits) instead of how difficult the circumstance/situation APPEARS to be.

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